Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# reproductive health

This year
Couples can avail of publicly-funded IVF from September, but age and BMI limits will apply
One cycle of IVF will be available for eligible couples if they have availed of one privately funded cycle or have never availed of any.
Last year
Free contraception scheme to include women aged 26 from 1 January 2023
The scheme will be further expanded to include 27 to 30-year-olds from 1 September 2023
Healthcare: Public IVF services and expansion of free contraception to women aged 16 to 30
This could see savings of up to €470 on the cost of prescription contraception.
All time
FKA Twigs has an empowering message for anyone who's undergone this reproductive health issue
The English singer had six fibroid tumours removed in December.
Ireland 'performing well' in areas of sexual and reproductive health
However, in terms of contraceptive use, Ireland is still not quite hitting the average for developed countries.
'Don't counter-demonstrate in Belfast', Marie Stopes International urges
The organisation is to open its Belfast clinic on Thursday, and is expecting planned protests – but asks people not to counter-protest, to ensure public safety.